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Gratitude

Prior to wrapping up the firm’s weekly all-hands lunch meeting, we invite each other to share a gratitude with one or more members of the team. On any given day, one could feel grateful to loved ones, colleagues, mother nature, or simply life itself. Quite often, our team members extend gratitude to one another –...
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We are now a Certified B Corp!

Catalyst Law is thrilled to share that the firm is now a Certified B Corp! We are dedicated to serving our values-driven clients with high-quality and friendly legal services, while at the same time positively contributing to our community, remaining mindful of our impact on the environment, and ensuring that our firm’s practices are consistent...
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Zebras Dazzle and Innovate

A Dazzle of Zebras are Changing Business

A “zebra company” is one whose business model strives for both purpose and profit. We’re thrilled when we have an opportunity to help zebra companies develop the legal structure they need to have a dual-impact mission. And we are proud to be a zebra company ourselves, dazzling* brightly with the other zebra companies we know.  At...
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Nonprofit Affiliate, The Commons Law Center

Catalyst Law is rooted in community and committed to creative problem-solving – it’s why we founded the firm with an emphasis in social enterprise law. As our way of giving back, we are proud & thrilled to announce the launch of our new nonprofit affiliate and a social enterprise venture of our own, The Commons...
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stopping the billable hour clock

Stopping the Clock – Fixed Fee Billing

We started Catalyst, in part, to experiment with innovations in law practice.  We want to practice law in ways that are better for clients and better for the lawyers serving them.  In that spirit, as of January 1, 2017, we are stopping the billable hour clock and transitioning to fixed-fee billing arrangements for most estate...
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Catalyst Law Opens Its Doors to Clients

The law firm, Catalyst Law, LLC, launches this month with a vision of creating a new kind of law practice with values and expertise specialized to help support the goals of those businesses, social enterprises, philanthropists, non-profits and individuals whose for profit, non-profit and personal motives are aligned with promoting positive social changes and sustainable...
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Catalyst Law Blog

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Kofi Annan

The articles in this blog are intended to help educate you on some common issues people in Oregon face during divorces, custody disputes, and other family law matters.

The information provided is general and is not intended to be legal advice for any specific case. Reading these articles is not a substitute for consulting with a family law attorney.

Latest Articles

Client Highlight: Interview with Janine Firpo, Board Member of Zebras Unite
April 28, 2021
Protect Your Tax-Exempt Status and Avoid Personal Liability: A Guide for Boards of Directors Considering Compensation of Nonprofit Executives and Other Insiders
February 18, 2021
8 Tips to Maximize Your Charitable Contributions This Giving Tuesday
December 1, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)
July 6, 2020
Business Divorce and Fiduciary Duties
June 1, 2020